Jamie Foxx Sings with Streisand on New CD
Multi-talented Jamie Foxx — born and raised in Terrell — is among a select group of celebrities invited to join legendary songstress Barbra Streisand in the recording of a new album of Broadway hits through the years.
Foxx has achieved fame for his unique mix of acting and singing abilities. The winner of one Oscar, one Golden Globe and two Grammy awards is perhaps best known for his blockbuster 2004 hit, starring in the title role of Ray in the movie on the life of musical great Ray Charles.
Streisand recently released the album Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway where Foxx joins her in the soaring ballad “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” from The Sound of Music. The duet closes out the 10-song recording.
“I wanted to sing with Jamie Foxx because he just has a fantastic voice and so soulful, very, very soulful sound,” Streisand says.
The album also includes a rendition of “At the Ballet” featuring actresses Daisy Ridley and Anne Hathaway, as well as duets with Alec Baldwin, Melissa McCarthy, Hugh Jackman, Patrick Wilson, Antonio Banderas, and other stars. It is produced by Columbia Records.
For a behind-the-scenes look at Foxx and Streisand’s chemistry in recording, view the online video at http://goo.gl/dLnuKp .